Monday, March 11, 2013

Conference: The Expanded Canon, Perspectives on Mormonism and Sacred Texts

Annual Mormon Studies Conference 

UVU's Religious Studies Program has been sponsoring its annual Mormon Studies conference since March, 2001. These conferences bring together scholars, practitioners, and other presenters to explore a variety of topics and themes in Mormon culture, theology, history, literature, etc. Our program also offers a variety of other lectures, symposia, and conferences that can be seen here.

Thirteenth Annual Mormon Studies Conference  
The Expanded Canon
Perspectives on Mormonism and Sacred Texts

 April 4-5, 2013

Utah Valley University

This conference will explore the wealth of new scholarship on the sacred texts of Mormonism. The growth of Mormon Studies has initiated a variety of publications that explore the LDS canon in historical and comparative contexts. Examples include Grant Hardy,Understanding the Book of Mormon  (Oxford University Press, 2010), David Holland,  Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America  (Oxford University Press, 2011), Terryl Givens,  By the Hand of Mormon: The American Scripture than Launched a New American Religion  (Oxford University Press, 2003), Royal Skousen,  The Book of Mormon: The Earliest Text  (Yale University Press, 2009)
Participants Include:
Grant Hardy,  Professor of History and Religious Studies, University of North Carolina - Ashville
David Holland,  Associate Professor of History, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Richard Lyman Bushman,  Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies (emeritus), Claremont Graduate University
Claudia Lauper Bushman , Founding Editor, Exponent II; founder, Claremont Oral History Project
Royal Skousen, Professor of Linguistics and English, Brigham Young University

Click here for a full conference schedule